The Colorado Avalanche (32-17-4) travel to face off against the Washington Capitals (23-21-8) on Tuesday, February 13th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on ESPN+. Both the Avalanche and Capitals will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Avalanche vs Capitals
The Colorado Avalanche Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
With a record of 32-17-4, the Avalanche are in 3rd place in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, Colorado has gone just 4-6 and they have dropped three straight games. On the road this season, the Avalanche are 12-12-4.
When playing against other teams in the Western Conference, the Avalanche have gone 20-11 this season. As the favorite, Colorado has gone 29-12-4 this season.
On the road this season, the Avalanche have gone just 9-19 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin on the road is -.5 goals per game. They have gone just 4-6 against the puck line in their last ten games away from home.
So far this year, Colorado has gone 25-28 against the puck line, and they have 24 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone just 4-6 against the puck line.
Following a 4-0 loss on the road to the Panthers, the Avalanche are eager to bounce back. Colorado’s offense struggled vs. the Panthers, failing to come up with a goal in the game. The Avalanche’s offense finished with 11 giveaways and attempted 34 shots on goal during the game.
Coming in as the underdog, Colorado not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 4 goals.
The Washington Capitals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At 54 points, the Capitals are 11th in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, Washington has gone just 3-7 and they have dropped their last two games at home. So far this season, the Capitals have been the underdog in 36 of their 51 games, and they have gone 12-19-6 in those games.
On the year, Washington has gone 23-21-8 overall, including a record of 13-9-5 at home. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Capitals have gone 13-15, and they have gone 11-8 against other teams in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last five games, the Capitals have gone just 1-4.
Washington enters the game with a puck line record of 23-28 this season and has gone 5-5 vs. the puck line in their last ten home games. So far, the Capitals have gone 12-14 vs. the puck line at home and 19-17 as the underdog.
Overall, the team’s average scoring margin for the season is -.7 goals per game, and they have 13 losses by just one goal. In their last ten games, the Capitals have gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.
Coming off a 3-2 loss at home to the Canucks, the Capitals are hoping to bounce back today. Offensively, the Capitals scored one goal in the first period and one time in the second period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 33 shots on goal and had 8 turnovers.
Although they didn’t win, Washington did cover the puck line as the underdogs in the game. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
Colorado Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Avalanche come in averaging 3.7 goals per game this season, which is 2nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 3rd in the league. This year, the Avalanche have recorded a 20-10 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 10-6 record.
The Avalanche’s over/under record this season is 31-20-2. For the season, they have had 31 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.9 goals per game.
Capitals Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Capitals are averaging 2.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 30th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 29th in the league. This year, the Capitals have recorded a 8-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 15-14 record.
The Capitals come in with an over/under record of 20-29-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 28 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.5 per game.
Colorado Team Defense
Defensively, the Avalanche are currently 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.2 shots per game against Colorado. They also are 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Washington Team Defense
Defensively, the Capitals come into the season ranked 18th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Washington. For the season, they are ranked 8th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.
Avalanche vs Capitals Trends
- In their last three games away from home, the Avalanche have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 1 goals per game in these contests.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, Washington has an puck line record of 5-5 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
- Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Capitals have a strong record vs the puck line going 3-2. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-4.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Avalanche have a straight up record of 1-2 and an puck line mark of 1-2.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Capitals to come out with a win against the Avalanche while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at +138, I’m placing my bet on the Capitals to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Capitals winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Capitals straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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